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Cowboy Beans

Slow Cooker Cowboy Beans (MOST REQUESTED)

Hearty Slow Cooker Cowboy Beans loaded with beef, kielbasa, bacon, and beans slow-cooked in a bbq and molasses sauce. It can be served as a side dish or main course. Perfect for BBQs or Pot Lucks. This is our most requested crockpot recipes we make.

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Barbeque Beans, calico beans, cowboy beans, crock pot, slow cooker
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 648 kcal
Author Stephanie Jackson


  • 1 lbs ground beef
  • 1 medium size onion diced
  • 1/2 lb bacon diced
  • 2 pack beef kielbasa sliced into coins
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup barbeque sauce use your favorite tomato-based bbq sauce. We use Sweet Baby Ray's Original.
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3 lbs Pork & Beans do not drain
  • 15.5 oz kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 15.25 oz lima beans


  1. Cook ground beef and onion in a skillet and drain. Place in slow cooker.

  2. In the same skillet cook the bacon; drain and add to your slow cooker.

  3. In the same skillet cook the kielbasa until the edges are browned. Do not drain. Add to your slow cooker.

  4. Add the remaining ingredients; stir until mixed through.

  5. Set your slow cooker to High and cook for 4 to 5 hours.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Cowboy Beans (MOST REQUESTED)
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 648 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Sodium 1426mg62%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 26g52%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.